Black Women Rise Past Obstacles, The Heath Gallery Presents RISE Art Exhibition In Harlem

May 13, 2021

RISE is a multigenerational exhibition of Black women’s art. The 12 selected artists range in age from late ’20s to over 70 years old. More than half of the exhibiting artists are mothers or caretakers of their mothers.

They represent both established and emerging artists whose work can be found in museums, publications, and private collections.

These artists collectively represent Black women’s ability to rise past obstacles, tend to community and feed their own souls.

This exhibit is a love letter to these artists and the larger community of Black women who create.

The themes reflected in the 26 works include spirituality, the search for meaning and beauty, intersections, identity, the environment, suffering, and healing. ⁣⁣

“Because each had discovered years before that they were neither white nor male, and that all freedom and triumph was forbidden to them, they had set about creating something else to be.” — Toni Morrison, Sula 

The 12 featured artists are Grace Williams, Sade Boyewa El, Laura Gadson, Patricia Stuart, Heather Williams, Wilhemina Grant-Cooper, Gabrielle Baker, Shenna Vaughn, Melissa Sutherland, Alicia Jones, Stephanie Hughes, and Eunice Kindred.⁣⁣

The artists work in a variety of styles and media including oil, acrylic, mixed media, fine art photography, collage, assemblage, installation, and fabric quilts.⁣⁣

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Saturday, May 15th, 2021, Noon – 7 pm EST


Heath Gallery 24 West 120th Street, Harlem, New York,, 646.801.3172

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